We believe that children never stop learning. Provided an environment in which learning and play are indistinguishable, they continue to learn and grow no matter the time of year.
Waterfront Montessori Summer Programs are designed for fun with a purpose. Our exceptional teachers provide a safe and stimulating environment in which children are free to explore their passions. By tackling new challenges both indoors and out, children will make friends, develop their confidence and most importantly, have fun learning.
This year's Summer Camp will run July 2 - August 10, 2018. The "Hopscotch Around the World" program for children ages 3-6 will be from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with an after camp hours option from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. The Toddler camp will be in the mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m..
Reaching For Independence: Age 2
A.M. Only: $700 per 2 Week Session
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Hopscotch Around the World: Ages 3-6
Full Day: $1000 per 2 Week Session
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Extended Day: $1200 per 2 Week Session
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
In 2018, Waterfront Montessori will be offering the following Summer Camp Programs:
Reaching For Independence
Toddler | Age 2
Give your two year old a chance to take his or her first steps toward independence and self-care!
Toddlers have an amazing capacity to do things for themselves, if only we could give enough time and space to work on these skills – something that can be hard for us to do in the midst of our busy lives. Our classrooms are staffed with our experienced lead teachers who have the patience of saints and expertise in child development who can nurture and develop your child’s drive to master the world around them in an environment in which learning and play are indistinguishable. Outdoor play in our secure playground rounds out the morning.
Around the World
Campers | Ages 3-6
Start your child off each morning with a spirit-boosting round of movement and song, followed by a selection of sports before they turn their attention to global exploration. With the 360 degree approach we take to teaching, the learning will never be deeper. But, they will just call it fun!
Week 1: Australia and the Arctic | July 2 - 6 (no camp July 4)
Let’s all go Down Under! Draw inspiration from the colors of the outback that are found in aboriginal art. Learn about native and non-native pests (kangaroos and rabbits) and cuddle a koala. Play didgeridoos and play with boomerangs. Sightsee the amazing diversity of the Great Barrier Reef (sharks!!!). Dance to Australian folk music and work on quick and casual pronunciation of, “G’day, mate!”
Brrrr! Cold weather may not be much fun when it’s winter, but studying extreme cold through the lens of science is utterly fascinating. We aim to astound with science experiments involving snow, ice and rain. Revel in hands-on STEM activities to come up with a way to navigate the difficult terrain.
Week 2: Ancient China | July 9 - 13
Explore one of the cradles of civilization through Ancient China’s many innovations. Flex creative muscles through ink-making, crafting “Terracotta Army” masks and preparing dumplings. Light up while learning about the invention of fireworks, practicing Kung Fu and learning the Fan Dance.
Week 3: Brazil and The Rainforest | July 16 - 20
Get set to discover the exotic mammals, reptiles and vegetation of this magnificent broad-leafed basin of the Amazon. Develop skill in the unique Brazilian dancelike martial art called Capoeira. Explore indigenous instruments and the secret recipes for Brazilian lemonade and salada de fruta while learning to samba like a native.
Week 4: The Roman Empire | July 23 - 27
Travel backwards in time to this glorious empire to partake in a hands-on experience of its arts, architecture and marvels of urban planning. Delight in crafting a Coliseum, exploring aqueducts through STEM work and (of course) make togas and crowns to partake in a Roman feast. Your chariot awaits!
Week 5: South Africa | July 30 - August 3
Trek to the southern-most tip of Africa to enjoy color, patterns, music, instruments and adornments that express the culture of this country. Move and groove to the beat of South African drums and craft distinctive artworks that reflect the glory and liveliness of this exotic and colorful country.
Week 6: United States and the Western Expansion | August 6 - 10
Saddle up for an exciting ride while learning about the United States of America in the early 1800’s. Create a homestead dwelling fit for Louisiana Purchase territory, explore the steamboats and covered wagons used for transport and learn about the animals, plants and vegetables that dominated life in those times. Churn butter, take a stab at silhouette portrait painting, banjo crafts, and square dancing. It’s a hootenanny!